A new ban on motorbikes and tricycles near the Kumasi Airport has been announced by the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC). With immediate effect, it is forbidden for any rider to proceed past the Airport Roundabout in the direction of the airport.
The Council justified the restriction with reference to safety concerns in a statement released on Thursday. They pointed out that there could be a risk to drivers and passengers on planes due to the motorbikes and tricycles on the road that leads to the airport.
It further stated that any motorist who disobeyed the order would be found, charged, and brought before the court.
“It has come to the notice of the Ashanti Regional Security Council that motorbikes and tricycles ply the route from the Airport Roundabout to the premises of the Airport. This is not acceptable. In this regard, the Ashanti Regional Security Council, hereby directs that all motorbikes and tricycles are not allowed to ride beyond
the Airport Roundabout to the Airport.”
“Any rider who flouts this directive shall be apprehended, arraigned, and prosecuted before Court. It is the expectation of the Regional Security Council that riders of motorbikes and tricycles within the region will strictly abide by the above directive to avoid a brush with the law. Let us all work together to make the region an orderly and peaceful one for all,” it stated.
Read the full statement below: